WHO WILL BE THE TOP FIVE PLAYERS IN THE GAME IN THREE YEARS TIME?
BY SEN AN HOUR AGO
Former Western Bulldogs and Essendon superstar Adam Cooney has predicted the top five AFL players in the next three years.
The 2008 Brownlow Medallist has included two key position forwards in his list, despite many believing that position will be extinct in the near future.
According to Cooney, there is only one genuine midfielder in the list, showing a balanced line-up across the park will still be vitally important to success.
Check out Cooney’s list below!
5 – Eric Hipwood (Brisbane Lions)
“I think he is a Buddy Franklin prototype in terms of his height and marking ability. He might even have better hands than Buddy at a young age. Just the way he wheels around on his left foot and bombs them from 55-60 metres, he has massive potential.”
4 – Toby Greene (GWS Giants)
“He has had a couple of hiccups but on the field, his talent is sublime. He is an x-factor, kicks goals and has footy smarts.”
3 – Josh Kelly (GWS Giants)
“The millionaire man. If he wins a flag with GWS, I think he will go then.”
2 – Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)
“Since the first day he walked into the footy club, I knew he was going to be something special. He is a big boy, but a really smooth mover and quicker than what you think. He is a future captain of the Western Bulldogs.”
1 – Joe Daniher (Essendon)
“He moves a bit like Hipwood and Franklin, and has the ability to take the game by the scruff of the neck and has shown that at times. He will be the number one player in the competition in three years time.”
Listen to Adam Cooney’s chat with Andy Maher on SEN Afternoons in the player below!